REFRESH RESTYLE GUEST BLOG POST


Hi! My name is Debbie, I am so happy to be a guest at RE-STORE INTERIORS! I have been keeping up with Kelli and all her wonderful make overs for a while. I just love her transformations, she’s a true inspiration. I follow her and you should too! My blog is reFresh reStyle, I enjoy recycling my decor or finding bargains and making them work in my home! Today I have a project that I’ve been working on this week, I hope it inspires you to try something new or reFresh something old!

The Cardboard “W”

Mrs. B and I go to lunch every Tuesday, and some of those lunches end with a trip to Hobby Lobby (less calories than dessert!). We walk around discussing items and what we would do with them. I don’t know how many times we’ve picked these up and said, I want to do something with one:

The pressed paper cardboard letter! Finally, I came up with something! A framed cardboard letter! To create the frame I used a 10 cent (from a yard sale) cabinet door. The letter was $1.06 ($1.77 w/40% discount), that brings to total to $1.16. I know, I am a big spender!

I love the print on this scrapbook paper!

Traced around it, and cut out the shape, leaving enough to cover the edges. I used Elmer’s white school glue to adhere.

I painted the cabinet door with the Country Grey chalk paint and trimmed the interior frame with a blue from Valspar (the free samples they were giving away). I like the worn look of the frame and combining it with the text of the scrapbook paper makes it interesting.

I sanded everything and finished with wax.

Leaned it on the mantle to take a picture. I think it will end up in the kitchen or among the photos in my gallery wall. I am trying to incorporate some blues in my decor!

Here are the other ingredients used to create the project. I used my Pampered Chef rolling pin to smooth out the wrinkles, the E6000 glue to adhere the letter to the cabinet door, books to apply pressure (while it dried).

Thanks again Kelli for letting me guest blog! It’s my first time and I must say that I have been a little nervous!

I’d love for you to come see what’s going on over at reFresh reStyle!

Thank you Debbie!

I will be back with you guys on Monday. Love you all lots and lots.

 
 
 

Comments

  1. Sooo cute!!! this would look great with my picture wall i have going on =)

  2. Sooo cute!!! this would look great with my picture wall i have going on =)

  3. LIndo, maravilhoso demais.
    Vou procurar algo assim para fazer.
    Bjs

  4. LIndo, maravilhoso demais.
    Vou procurar algo assim para fazer.
    Bjs

  5. Cindy says:

    What a great idea, looks so nice!

  6. Cindy says:

    What a great idea, looks so nice!

  7. Such a nice idea, it would look great over a mantle or with wall of family pictures!

  8. Such a nice idea, it would look great over a mantle or with wall of family pictures!

  9. slommler says:

    Love the framed "W"!! It looks fabulous and you did a great tutorial! Thanks!!
    Nice meeting you
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  10. slommler says:

    Love the framed "W"!! It looks fabulous and you did a great tutorial! Thanks!!
    Nice meeting you
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  11. Thank you all! Kelli, I hope you had a great vacation, and thanks for letting me be a guest blogger!
    Debbie

  12. Thank you all! Kelli, I hope you had a great vacation, and thanks for letting me be a guest blogger!
    Debbie

  13. vita says:

    Here's the official and premier site of home interiors catalog. Get home interiors catalog tips, tricks, and guide, absolutely free!
    http://home-improvement-financing.net/home-interiors-catalog.htm

  14. vita says:

    Here's the official and premier site of home interiors catalog. Get home interiors catalog tips, tricks, and guide, absolutely free!
    http://home-improvement-financing.net/home-interiors-catalog.htm